By Sam Hoober, Alien Gear Holsters
No one knows what the future will hold, but given the current place and time, we can prognosticate based on present developments and what that likely means in terms of what comes next. What is the handgun of the future likely to be? What will it be like?
Well, based on the current state of handgun development, there are a few design elements that a person could realistically infer will be on the next generation of pistols.
Since there isn’t going to be a SHOT Show in 2021, we’ll just have to wait for new guns to be released on their own. Given that most gun companies are scrambling to keep up with demand, new product development is probably on the back burner for the moment.
So, just for fun, let us ruminate on what the Handgun Of Tomorrow! is likely to be.
Let’s start with what’s almost certainly going to be the same.
Unless electronic triggers become more prevalent – which is unlikely – chances are that we’re still going to be dealing with the striker-fired mechanism. It is too firmly ensconced in handgun design for there to be any